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Multiple Crashes Cause Traffic Backups On Mid-State Interstates

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multiple crashes caused traffic delays on mid-state interstates on Thursday.

At 11 a.m., a crash involving multiple vehicles blocked Interstate 24 east at exit 50A/Silliman Evans Bridge, just past the split from I-40 west in downtown Nashville. It is estimated to be cleared by 2:30 p.m. Traffic was being diverted to alternate routes.

A jackknifed tractor trailer blocked the on-ramp to I-24 west from Interstate 440 eastbound around 9:30 a.m. It was cleared by 1 p.m.

Just before 8 a.m., a crash involving multiple vehicles happened on Interstate 65 southbound at exit 74 (Old Hickory Boulevard/Brentwood). At least three ambulances and multiple emergency vehicles were on the scene. Traffic moved slowly in the right lanes around the crash.

Another crash happened on Interstate 440 eastbound at mile marker 4 around 8 a.m., blocking the right lane but was quickly cleared.

Meanwhile, an earlier crash happened just before 7 a.m. on Interstate 40 westbound at exit 219(Stewarts Ferry Pike/J. Percy Priest Dam). Traffic was backed up past the Wilson County line, but began to clear when the incident was cleared around 8:15 a.m.

It was unclear whether there were any injuries in the crashes. 

The roads were slick from rainfall in the area, but it was unclear whether that contributed to the crashes.

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